Hotmail Windows Live Reset Alert Confirmation 2012 Scam

Hotmail Windows Live Reset Alert Confirmation 2012 Scam

Here is another scam where the scammer tries to frighten the victim into sending their personal information. The scammer, impersonating Microsoft, warns the victim that a virus has been detected in their hotmail folder and Microsoft needs to upgrade their anti-virus software in order to remove the virus.

But, in order to upgrade, the victim must send his/her full name, username, password, date of birth and country/territory. This e-mail message is a scam. Please ignore this e-mail or report it as phishing in your hotmail account.

Microsoft or other companies will not request your information in order to upgrade their anti-virus software. Then again, they will never request your username and password. Your password should never be shared with anyone, not even technical support representatives.

If you receive any e-mail message requesting your password, that e-mail is a scam.

Here is a copy of the scam e-mail message:

Dear Account Owner,


A DGTFX Virus has been detected in your folders. Your email account has to be upgraded to our new Secured DGTFX anti-virus 2012 version to prevent damages to our web mail log and to your important files. Click your reply tab, Fill the columns below and send back to us or your email account will be terminated to avoid spread of the virus.Note that your password will be encrypted with 1024-bit RSA keys for your password safety

* Full name:.......................................
* Username:.......................................


* Date of Birth: ...............................

* Country Or Territory:.....................................

Warning!!! Account owner that fails to verify his/her account after two weeks of receiving this warning will lose his or her account permanently.

Microsoft respects your learn more, please read our online privacy statement:

You received this email because you subscribed to Windows Live Alerts.This is a non monitored email account. This email was sent by Microsoft Corporation, One Microsoft Way, Redmond, WA 98052. ?2012 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved

Please remember Hotmail, Messenger and SkyDrive may be accessed directly from your phone or phone's web browser. For more info, see Get mail on your phone, Get Messenger on your phone, and Get SkyDrive on your phone.

We remain focused on making Hotmail, Messenger, SkyDrive and your Windows PC the best that they can be. Note that this change has no impact on your ability to access Hotmail, Messenger, and Skydrive.

Thanks for your understanding and patience as we update our services

The Windows Live Team

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  • February 4, 2015 at 11:47 AM by an anonymous user from: El Centro, California, United States

    Today I got this message from OUTLOOK TEAM, I believe it is a scam:

    "Security Alert,

    Your Microsoft service account has expired. You must renew it immediately or your account will be closed.

    Click here to renew


    Hotmail! Member Services"

  • January 5, 2013 at 6:02 PM by info

    Thanks. You were right not to reply to it because it is a scam. <a href="/article/2013/1/3/hotmail-account-reset-alert-confirmation-2013-scam-email/">Click here to read more about it</a>.

  • January 5, 2013 at 4:05 PM by an anonymous user from: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

    I just recently received this notice "RESET ALERT CONFIRMATION™ 2013?"

    It is the same as "RESET ALERT CONFIRMATION™ 2012". I did not respond to this email scam!?

    Letting you Know!

  • January 2, 2013 at 11:13 AM by info

    There is no need to change your password because I do not think that your account was compromised. This scam e-mail was sent to trick you into sending the scammer your hotmail username and password. Please send the email that you received to us using our Contact Us page, so we can review.

    Thank you.

  • January 2, 2013 at 10:09 AM by an anonymous user from: Daytona Beach, Florida, United States

    I keep receiving an email claiming to be from Microsoft Team,

    subject line: Reset Alert Confirmation 2013 since 01/01/13, no matter how many times I mark it junk and/or phishing scam it shows up in my inbox. I cannot open the email, thank goodness.

    Today I was able to view the message source and find a sender email address and block that address, hopefully this will stop the email from showing up again. And I'm changing my password again.

    What a pain!

  • December 31, 2012 at 9:28 AM by info

    Antonino, the email is a scam. It is something like the one mentioned in the article above. What the scammers did was to re-word it.

    I have translated the email from Portuguese to English:

    You need to confirm your email, filling your login information below, if the form is not fully completed your account will be suspended within 72 hours for security reasons.

    Confirmation of their identity. Current account email.


    Windows Live Hotmail! ID:

    Hotmail Adresse:

    Password (Required):

    Date of birth:




    Attention! Account holder who can not verify your account after two weeks of receiving this warning will lose your account permanently.

    Sincerely, The Windows Live Hotmail Team

  • December 31, 2012 at 5:38 AM by an anonymous user from: Praia, Cape Verde

    I received this e-mail. Is this a scam?

    "Thank you for information Antonino.

    Você precisa confirmar seu e-mail, preenchendo suas informações de login abaixo, se a forma não está totalmente concluído a sua conta será suspensa dentro de 72 horas por razões de segurança.

    Confirmação de sua identidade. Conta corrente de e-mail.

    Nome :

    Windows Live Hotmail! ID :

    Adresse Hotmail :

    Senha (Obrigatório):

    Data de nascimento:



    Profissão :

    Atenção! Titular da conta que não consegue verificar sua conta após duas semanas de receber este aviso irá perder a sua conta permanentemente.


    O Windows Live Hotmail Equipe."

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